Photo by Adam Cooke (From the left): Rev. Evelyn Knorr, Eleanor Burgess and Freda Fifield were among the members of Holy Trinity Anglican Church who participated in Port Hawkesbury’s celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The March 15 event also drew members of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and St. Mark’s and St. David’s United Churches.
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Louise Campbell shared a portion of the Old Testament’s Book of Ezekiel at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church to kick off the 2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity activities in Port Hawkesbury. The evening also included stops at Holy Trinity Anglican Church and St. Mark’s United Church, as well as prayers at several street corners around town.
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These stones, each bearing a Bible verse, were placed on street corners during the dozen stops made around Port Hawkesbury as part of the 2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which involved the town’s Catholic, Anglican and United Church congregations and leaders.
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Deacon Berkley Guthro of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church led a prayer for the unemployed and homeless in Port Hawkesbury and the surrounding area, during a stop on MacLaughlin Drive in the early stages of the three-church effort to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on March 15.
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After Gail MacDougall (left) led a public confession for times that Christian churches have failed to promote justice, Rev. Evelyn Knorr of Holy Trinity Anglican Church led a prayer for those seeking justice, prisoners and law enforcement officers, during the outdoor portion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity celebrations.
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Shortly after leading a prayer of confession for the Christian church’s failure to support local education efforts, Roy MacKinnon held a flashlight to assist United Church minister Nan Corrigan in her prayer for teachers, students and school board members on the corner of Reeves and Pitt Streets, as part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
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Rev. Conrad Edwards of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church shared a reading from the Gospel of Luke and reflected on its meaning at St. Mark’s United Church, as part of the March 15 activities involved in Port Hawkesbury’s celebration of the 2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
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To wrap up Port Hawkesbury’s contribution to the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, a dozen members of the town’s Catholic, United and Anglican churches held candles and formed a cross in front of the platform at St. Mark’s United Church. Approximately 45 people from the three churches took part in the March 15 evening ceremony.